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The Trust marked Baby Loss
Awareness Week with a live-streamed memorial service at the hospital Chapel last
The Hospital entrance was also lit up in pink and blue to signify the special week.
During Baby Loss Awareness
Week, from 9-15 October, we remember all the little ones who have sadly d
Associate Community Matron for
the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Cerise Stubbings, is over the moon to have
been nominated as a Daily Mail Health Hero!
Cerise found out recently that
she has been shortlisted to the final seven, thanks to a joint nomination from
two families who she has worked extensiv
The Trust’s Integrated Sexual Health Service has been ‘Highly Commended’ in the BMJ
Awards 2021 for their submission in the Women’s Health category.
Dr Nadi Gupta, Consultant in
Sexual Health at the Trust, submitted a project to the BMJ Awards earlier this
year, which looked at Long-Acting Revers
The Trust will be marking Baby Loss Awareness Week this
year with a live-streamed memorial at the hospital Chapel, which will be led by
the Chaplaincy office.
Baby Loss Awareness Week, 9-15 October, is a chance to
remember all the little ones who have sadly died over the year, and from
Our Annual Members’ Meeting
took place on 28 September and was held online again this year.
The meeting was an opportunity
for members of the public, colleagues and our partners to receive an update on
the Trust’s progress and challenges faced during the last financial year,
Trust’s Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics is hosting a conference in May 2022 called ‘Orthopaedics for primary care’.
The free one-day
course will run for four days from 9-12 May, 2022, and will cover the
diagnosis and management of common orthopaedic conditions including:
Thousands of runners turned out to celebrate the return of the iconic Run for All Sheffield Half Marathon after a two year break, including five Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity fundraisers.
Organ Donation Week (20 to 26 September) NHS Blood and Transplant and The
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are calling on people to talk to their families
about organ donation and leave them certain about their decision.
people in South Yorkshire are already on the NHS Organ Donor R
A coach company with a big heart celebrated a colleague successfully beating cancer by organising a fundraising trip to the seaside.
A pitch perfect football match was held in memory of a sports-mad dad to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
The Trust is holding its Annual
Members’ Meeting (AMM) on 28 September at 5.30pm.
The meeting will be held virtually again this year to keep
our patients and staff safe from the spread of Covid-19 and making it more
accessible for members of the public.
The session will feature a summary of the
the Covid-19 pandemic, the people of Rotherham have shown our colleagues a huge
amount of support and we are extremely grateful for this. While restrictions
have eased, we still need your support.
services are currently very busy which means waiting times may be longer and
Daredevil sisters Amanda Haynes and Callie Drabble took a huge leap of faith when they completed a 14,000ft skydive to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
We are proud to be supporting the #InWithTheBins
campaign by installing sanitary bins in men’s toilet cubicles throughout
pioneered by ‘Trans Man Talks’ founder Quinn Pearse Brown, aims to increase the
provision of sanitary bins for trans men and non-binary people who st
at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are asking members of the public to treat
each other and healthcare staff with respect as Covid restrictions are eased.
healthcare services can lead to heightened emotions as people are worried,
scared or upset, but this can sometimes lead to discr
A physiotherapist at the Trust
has returned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after a stint working with some
of the top athletes in the world.
Brian Gilmore, who took the long
trip to Japan to work as a Doping Control Officer, is usually a member of the
Trust’s Community Hospital Admission Avoidan
The Trust’s Director of Health Informatics has been elected
to a UK-wide Chief Information Officer (CIO) Advisory Panel.
James Rawlinson was elected to the CIO Advisory Panel for a
two-year term, making up a total of 12 NHS digital leaders.
The Panel is part of the Digital Health Network and is
Hospital recently partnered with local greengrocers, K.D Davis & Sons, to provide
staff and visitors the opportunity to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables
whilst on site.
located at the Main Entrance to the hospital, will be open every Tuesday and
Friday from 5.00am un
carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their healthcare heroes for
recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2021 Proud Awards.
awards celebrate excellence in healthcare by recognising Rotherham’s
exceptional NHS colleagues who pull out all the stops to deliver fir
health services run by The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are hosting an open
air fayre to promote the diverse range of services the NHS has to offer the
people of Rotherham.
care professionals from a number of services, including Diabetes, Ear Care and
Audiology, Heart Failure, Spe
A cancer patient has provided a lasting legacy to the hospital which cared for him by donating £2,000 to the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
One of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Nurse
Consultants has been published in the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing.
Jacqui Pollington, Respiratory Nurse Consultant who is
based at Breathing Space, reviewed and updated a chapter on oxygen therapy.
Breathing Space is a dedicated servic
We’re delighted to announce
that our Integrated Sexual Health Service has been shortlisted for the BMJ
Awards 2021 (Women’s Health category).
The team have been invited to
a 25-minute virtual judging slot on 23 September where they will meet the
judges and present their Long-Acting Reversible Contr
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Midwifery Teams celebrated Home Birth Day on 6
number of home births in Rotherham is rising every year and Home Birth Day was
a chance to highlight this increasingly popular choice as well as the fantastic
teams who support the women who choose this opti
A 76-year-old walker showed that age really is just a number when she tackled the 96-mile West Highland Way to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has won a national award for health and safety –
its eighth Gold Award in a row, giving the Trust the prestigious Gold Medal
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awarded the Trust the
Gold Medal Award for health and safety for 20
A new website that provides
consistent and high-quality advice from local health professionals on health
issues affecting pregnant women, babies, children and young people across South
Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, has been launched.
On the ‘Healthier Together’
website www.sybhealthiertogether.nhs.uk fami
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is taking part in an exciting research study for
a new Covid-19 vaccine.
by Global biotech company, Valneva, the vaccine is being manufactured at the
company’s site in Livingston, Scotland, and is the only inactivated, adjuvanted
(which means an
Two of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Midwives who
have clocked up a total of 88 years in Rotherham Hospitals have retired
Best friends, Jayne Manderson and Sharon Kaye, who are
“Rotherham born and bred” completed their final shifts at the end of June and are
now looking forward to
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Communications Manager Damian Staples celebrated receiving the Royal seal of approval from the Queen in her New Year’s Honours List by collecting his medal.
Marvellous midwife Sarah Neal completed a 100k walk to keep the memory of Sir Captain Tom Moore alive and to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
A daring team of fundraisers braved 100 tons of mud and 25 gruelling obstacles along a 12k route to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
Trust’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team at Breathing
Space has worked throughout the pandemic to help patients across Rotherham
manage their conditions.
team are delighted to be now offering face-to-face sessions again at the site’s
modern, multi-purpose gym on Badsley Moor Lane.
Car parking charges for patients
and visitors to Rotherham Hospital are being reintroduced from Monday 19 July
The charges have not been
increased since July 2019 and apply to the public car parks on the Rotherham
From 19 July 2021, the following
charges will apply:
Up to 30
During Dietitians' Week, we highlighted some of the nutrition messages from our teams.
health messages we’ve shared on social media included
information on salt intake, cholesterol and the keto diet.
also heard from some of our Dietetic Assistants (DA) to find out about wh
A groundbreaking stop smoking programme, which
has the potential to save up to 2,000 lives and 4,000 hospital readmissions a
year, has been launched across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.
The QUIT Programme is being delivered by South
Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (SYB ICS) in par
celebrating Volunteers Month and we wanted to highlight some of the fantastic
people who help the Trust every day.
Although this year
has been tough, the Trust has still managed to retain some of our volunteers
for various roles, working within the COVID-19 restrictions.
Midwife Sarah Neal has been putting her best foot forward in memory of national hero Sir Captain Tom Moore to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
Fundraisers can now support the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity when they shop at The Stock Shop.
The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is urging people to raise a cuppa at the nation’s biggest tea break on 5 July to help raise money for the incredible NHS.
A local painter has
donated a portrait of Captain Sir Tom Moore to the Rotherham NHS Foundation
Trust’s Acute Surgical Unit (ASU).
Chris Hawke, whose
partner Kathy Keedy works on ASU as a Healthcare Assistant, said he wanted to do
something for staff and visitors to the hospital and as a tribute to Ca
The family of a man who passed away at Rotherham Hospital will be hosting a memorial football match in his memory to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Dotty Watkins, Head of Quality and Governance – Maternity, has
won a Gold Award from NHS England’s Chief Midwifery Officer for her services to
The Gold Award recognises midwives in England for their
lifetime achievement and exceptional contribution to m
The family of a woman who sadly died following a battle with Covid-19 are celebrating her life by walking two million steps to raise funds for The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.
A daring team of fundraisers are preparing to brave a 12K route of 25 punishing obstacles and 100 tons of mud to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community.
The Trust’s Integrated Sexual Health Service is one of the top services in England
for uptake of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) among women.
Due to the hard work of the
team during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the use of the
contraception in Rotherham, which goe
Ask Olive is one!
Maternity Service’s Ask Olive is one year old on 29 April.
Facebook page dedicated to answering questions of pregnant women in Rotherham
was set up last year to help local women have easy access to information.
Midwives Laura Tomlinson and
Danielle Thomas have be
Fundraisers who like to walk, run, swim or roll are being sought by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity to tackle Run for Heroes’ latest 5K May challenge.
The family of Captain Sir Tom Moore are encouraging fundraisers to take on their own ‘100’ challenge to mark what would have been his 101st birthday on 30 April.
The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has received a £50,000 grant from NHS Charities Together to help fund staff gardens and a woodland walk at Rotherham Hospital.
Women who sadly experience an early pregnancy loss can now be cared for in the privacy and comfort of a new Purple Butterfly room on ward B11 at Rotherham Hospital.
Creative youngsters with a flair for fundraising are being sought by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity to create the ultimate Easter egg this half term.
Healthcare Science Week is an annual
week-long programme designed to promote the amazing work of healthcare science
professionals and highlight the difference they make to patients’ lives.
Healthcare Scientists work in areas ranging
from Life Sciences (such as Biochemistry, Microbiology and Genomics),
Every year the Trust develops a set of quality improvement priorities for the year ahead.
We have developed some proposed quality improvement priorities for 2021/22 to ensure there is a continuous drive to improve the quality of care provided for our patients. We would really like to hear your comments on the pri
of the Trust’s apprentices have been awarded in RNN Group’s annual
Apprenticeship of the Year Awards.
Bev Belcher and Amanda Shaw received the
accolades after the virtual announcement of the awards made during National
Apprenticeship Week in February. Amanda won the Higher Apprentice of the Year
Are you passionate about your
local community and about the services that The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
provides to you, your family and friends?
If you live in Wentworth
North, Rother Valley South, Rother Valley West or Rotherham North, you could do
something to help your NHS and stand in ou
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is backing a new NHS
campaign to urge families in Rotherham to talk about organ donation following
research that less than half of adults in England have had the conversation.
The Leave Them Certain campaign aims to highlight the impact
not knowing has on the famili
It’s National Apprenticeship Week!
We’re introducing you to some of our amazing
apprentices this week and highlighting the fantastic opportunities available at
the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.
Our apprentices have all been working so hard
over the past year and we’d like to thank them for taki
The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is encouraging youngsters to wear their pyjamas with pride this February.
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new Director of Finance.
Hackett, of Retford, Nottinghamshire, will take up the position at The
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in July 2021.
Steve, a father-of-two, is currently Executive Director of Finance and
Performance at Rotherham Donc
Youngsters have been showcasing their entrepreneurial spirit to fundraise for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity during lockdown.
of the Trust’s dental patients has been inspired to work in the sector after
being treated at Rotherham Hospital.
Underwood, known as Spike, has been a long-standing dental patient at the Trust
and has recently been accepted onto a university programme to train future
The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is appealing for fundraisers to spread the love this Valentine’s Day by sending a virtual message of hope to NHS colleagues.
The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity needs your fundraising support to ensure a new memorial garden at Rotherham Hospital continues to bloom.
The Trust has chosen Intouch
with Health to support the digital
transformation of its outpatient department and to help deliver an improved
hospital experience for patients while alleviating pressure on admin and
Managing more than 250,000 outpatient appointments every
As Big Ben struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, did you make a resolution to do more for your local community? If so, the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity needs your support this year.
We might not have been able to meet on the start line at fundraising events recently, but four fundraisers from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust didn’t let that stop them tackling the Run for All Jog On 2020.
A Trust apprentice has
won a top award from RNN College.
Emma Thurston, a Clinical Support
Assistant in the Photopheresis Unit, received the
Principal’s Award last term for being a fantastic role model for other
Learning & Development – Apprenticeship Manager, said
Two of our Speech and
Language Therapists have taken part in a Zoom call with a member of the Royal
family as part of celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Royal College of
Speech and Language Therapists.
Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, and Rebekah Davies,
Little Albie was waiting until the new year had
truly begun before making his entrance on New Year’s day! Albie William Frost-Meese was one of eight babies
born in Rotherham on 1 January. He was born at 2.47pm and weighed an impressive
9lb 10.5oz. He joins mum Lyndsay, dad Scott and sister Megan
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Communications Officer Damian Staples has received the royal seal of approval from Her Majesty the Queen in her New Year’s Honour’s List.
recognise the value of the support of a partner, relative or friend for
pregnant women when accessing maternity care services.
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Maternity Services remain committed to
facilitating support for pregnant women throughout their pregnancy and
and Care staff in Rotherham have helped care home residents get online as part
of a national campaign.
Digital Eagles have committed to help digitally upskill staff and residents at
500 care homes across the UK this year - and Rotherham has played a starring
Not only did
We haven’t been able to meet on the start line as hoped this year, but the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is joining forces with Run for All to encourage fundraisers to Jog On and start 2021 as we mean to go on. Entries are now open in the Run for All Jog On 2020 – a new virtual fundraising challenge
Thunder the therapy husky paid a visit to
Rotherham Hospital recently to bring smiles to hardworking staff.
Staff across the NHS have faced a difficult
year battling the Covid-19 pandemic with many feeling fatigued, vulnerable and
emotional, but a number of colleagues took the opportunity to reap the rewa
You’ve heard of Band Aid and Children in Need,
now behold the next big collaboration – the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s
charity Christmas single!
The original song, called Christmas Courage, is based on a poem written by Activities Coordinator, Maggie Boldan, and
has been brought to life by graphi
One of South Yorkshire’s leading training providers will be putting their fundraising skills to the test in 2021 after nominating the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity as their first ever charity of the year.
The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is launching its festive ‘Message in a Bauble’ initiative where members of the public can help to decorate a rainbow-coloured Christmas tree with heartfelt notes in return for a donation.
The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is teaming up with Santa and Amazon to ensure our patients receive a Christmas gift this year.
A team of crafty fundraisers have replaced smiles with butterflies thanks to a host of hand-made masks created to boost the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially for an intrepid team of fundraisers who are hoping to reach Lapland in time for December 24.
The countdown to Christmas has begun and The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is challenging you to rattle your collection buckets virtually to help raise funds for the NHS.
The memory of loved ones who have sadly died will live on thanks a new memorial garden currently being built at Rotherham Hospital.
light was shone on Rotherham Hospital this week as families and healthcare
professionals came together to celebrate World Prematurity Day on 17 November. To
put the event on the map, kind-hearted company LensGo Visual Media and
Charlie Redfern of CFR Group LTD lit the hospital in vivid purple – the
Ruben was born on 20 September 2016, an astounding 10 weeks
early, and weighing a tiny 2lb 1oz.
Here mum Lucy tells us Ruben’s story: “We knew from around
26 weeks that it was very likely Ruben would come early as he wasn’t growing.
At a check-up at 30 weeks we were told he’d need to be delivered immedia
Harrison Gannon has not long since
celebrated his first birthday. He was born at 31 weeks gestation and has made
amazing progress after spending the first two months of life in special care.
Natalie shares her story: “We had no signs that Harrison might come early. I
had been feeling extremely poorly
Morris was born in January 2019, 9 weeks and 3 days early and taking his mum
and dad by surprise! After mum
Chelsea went into spontaneous labour, Jack was whisked off to Rotherham
Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) where the doctors and nurses set about
caring for Jack and giving him a f
the first lockdown earlier this year studies showed an increase in alcohol
sales to those who might not normally drink in their homes. This
alcohol awareness week why not take the opportunity to find out more about
responsible drinking and the risks of drinking too much? This
handy image will help to give
It’s now mandatory to wear facemasks when out and about on public transport and in shops – but thanks to a generous donation from a Sheffield sewing group, colleagues at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be wearing theirs with style.
The work of the Pathology Department at Barnsley
and Rotherham Hospitals underpins every aspect of patient care, from diagnostic
testing to preventing disease. As part of National Pathology week, we take a look behind the scenes at
the replacement of the main analysers and robotics in the Blood Sciences
THIS INFORMATION IS CORRECT AS OF FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER 2020.
The following visitor restrictions are in place until further notice at Rotherham Hospital.
adult inpatients, the restrictions are:
named visitor for patients with dementia, learning disabilities or autism
We're looking for volunteers for Rotherham Hospital to help our patients keep in contact with
loved ones while on the wards.
Patient Communication Facilitators
Patient Property Facilitators
Patient Communication Facilitators
The role of the Patient
across The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are celebrating after the shortlist
for the 2020 Proud Awards has been announced.
400 nominations, including 45 from members of the public, were received for the
Trust’s annual awards, which recognise the hard work and dedication of team
If you are pregnant and have tested positive for Covid-19 or are isolating for any reason (track & trace, household member symptomatic or tested positive for Covid-19) please let your Maternity Services know. You can inform us by telephoning:
• Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Antenatal Clinic – 01709 42 4347 • Out of
AHP (Allied Healthcare Professions) Day is celebrated annually
on October 14.
AHPs Day is an opportunity to learn about the wide variety of
professions – 14 in total – such as radiographers and speech therapists, and
how their roles form a vital part of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and the
Keeping in touch with loved ones is proving to be the best remedy for patients at Rotherham Hospital thanks to new tablet devices funded by NHS charities.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to age 40 years in a matter of minutes? NHS and care homes staff can now find out thanks to a high tech simulation suit funded by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity
Loss Awareness Week takes place between 9-15 October each year to
remember the little ones who have sadly died.
mark the week this year, the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be streaming a
live memorial service on Saturday, 10 October, at 3pm for parents and
families who have experienc
There have been picture perfect smiles all round thanks to a donation to the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity from Fujifilm.
Annual Members’ Meeting took place on 29 September and was held digitally
this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.
meeting was an opportunity for colleagues, our partners and members of the
public to receive an update on the Trust’s progress and challenges faced during
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